Couples Counselor In Chicago, IL- Sarah Malavenda
She/Her/Hers
LSW

I am open to new clients at this time.

As a therapist, my goal is to work together to find the healing process that works best for you. Since we all have unique needs and experiences, I like to meet clients where they are, whatever that looks like.

My style is compassionate, calm, and curious. In session, I offer an interactive approach based on trust and respect so you don’t feel alone when things get messy. I also bring my genuine & authentic self to sessions, which means that I am there for you when things are heavy or when you need a bit of humor to brighten your day.

I specialize in life transitions, burnout, anxiety, depression, trauma, sex therapy, couples therapy, and more. I use a trauma-informed, strengths-based approach and a variety of therapeutic techniques to cater to each client’s unique needs.

If you’d like to learn more about myself or therapy generally, I’m happy to hop on a quick call to share more information!

As a therapist, my goal is to work together to find the healing process that works best for you. Since we all have unique needs and experiences, I like to meet clients where they are, whatever that looks like.

My style is compassionate, calm, and curious. In session, I offer an interactive approach based on trust and respect so you don’t feel alone when things get messy. I also bring my genuine & authentic self to sessions, which means that I am there for you when things are heavy or when you need a bit of humor to brighten your day.

I specialize in life transitions, burnout, anxiety, depression, trauma, sex therapy, couples therapy, and more. I use a trauma-informed, strengths-based approach and a variety of therapeutic techniques to cater to each client’s unique needs.

If you’d like to learn more about myself or therapy generally, I’m happy to hop on a quick call to share more information!

Clients I Work With

Individuals 13+, Couples, Families, Groups

Areas of Focus

• Anxiety
• Bipolar Disorder
• Borderline Personality Disorder
• Chronic Pain/Illness
• Depression or other difficulties with mood
• Executive Functioning
• Gender Identity
• Grief
• Harm Reduction
• Kink/BDSM
• LGBTQ+
• OCD
• Perinatal/Prenatal
• Polyamorous/Alternative Relationships
• Religious Trauma
• Self-Injury
• Sexual Identity
• Sexual Issues
• Sexual or Other Physical Abuse/Assault Perpetrators
• Sexual or Other Physical Abuse/Assault Victims
• Suicidal Ideation
• Transgender
• Trauma/PTSD

Types of Therapy

• Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Mindfulness Therapy
• Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Sex Therapy

Insurance & Payments

I am in-network with BCBS PPO and Aetna PPO/POS/Choice. For out-of-network insurance, I can provide you with superbills to get reimbursed by your insurance company. I can take self-pay and/or sliding scale clients.